Do you really need a criminal defense attorney?  

Many people who are facing criminal charges don’t know if it is worth it to get a criminal lawyer. They could be found guilty in either direction. A public defender could do the same job.

Not quite.

Here are three reasons to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after you have been charged.

There is no substitute for individual advice. Please contact The Law Office Benjamin Greenwald to discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney who will listen to your side and fight to protect your rights.

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How to navigate the legal process

Most people don’t have the time or patience to learn about criminal law before being sentenced. To be able to evaluate a case, it takes years of training. Public defenders are able to spot mistakes in procedure and other factors that could affect your case’s outcome, but they are often too busy with cases to notice the small details. A dedicated defense attorney can examine every aspect of your case with a microscope.

You may not be able to tell if the police searched your car and seized inadmissible evidence. To ensure fair treatment, the best criminal lawyers go through every aspect of the case.

You Can Tell Your Story

No one knows your story better that you. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t tell it in a way to convince the court.

Many judges and juries are biased against those accused simply because they have been charged with a crime. An experienced attorney can help you avoid a conviction. An experienced criminal defense attorney will help you tell your story clearly and protect you from saying anything that could hurt your chances of a favorable outcome.

Pleas and Sentences

Sometimes, it might not be possible for your charges to be dismissed. Your situation doesn’t have to be hopeless. A plea bargain may be possible between your defense attorney and the prosecutor. This could reduce some of your charges, or reduce your sentence. Benjamin Greenwald, knows what to look out for in helping his clients negotiate deals that are in their best interest.

A criminal defense attorney can help you negotiate a sentence reduction or alternative to imprisonment in situations where you are likely to be sentenced.

Get in touch with a New York Criminal Defense Attorney

We hope you have understood the importance of professional representation when you face criminal charges.

Benjamin Greenwald is a New York criminal defense attorney representing Hudson Valley counties and cities. Contact him for a free consultation. Benjamin will tirelessly work to protect your future.